The 10 most outstanding young men and women in the nation will be recognized at an award ceremony at the Ilan Cultural Center on Oct. 25, according to officials from the Taiwan Junior Chamber, which sponsors the annual awards.
The winners were selected for excellence in social services, science, diplomacy, culture and sport.
Offering his congratulations to the 10 winners, Examination Yuan President Yao Chia-wen (
Many of the 10 award recipients are from poor families or have experienced hardship during their formative years, according to Taiwan Junior Chamber officials.
For example, Huang Chun-min (
Nevertheless, he was not daunted by this family tragedy but instead managed to complete his education to doctorate level and has continued to contribute to affairs that boost the public interest, the Junior Chamber officials said.
Chuang Chih-yuan (
Chuang, 22, began training for table tennis at the age of eight.
The grueling hours of practice every day that have been his routine over the years have made him an ace player who won the world championship earlier this year.
Chang Chieh (
However, he has not been defeated by his blindness and joined the foundation to serve other blind people.
He is known to his friends as the "phoenix out of the fire."
The 10 outstanding young men and women are: Huang Chun-min (